KK NEVER WANTED TO BE JUST ONE ACTOR’S VOICE
The singer says that he is happy to sing for old and young characters alike
Singer Krishna Kumar Kunnath, popular as KK, who has sung for actor Salman Khan in four films, including the latest hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan, says he doesn’t want his voice to be attached to just one actor. The singer, who has sung approximately 500 songs in almost two decades of his Bollywood career, has been the voice of Salman for songs like Tadap tadap ke and Humko pyaar hua. Although KK admits that he “feels good” to sing for Salman, but he doesn’t want to be associated with just one actor. “I don’t want to restrict myself by being someone’s voice. I don’t want to be XYZ’s voice. I never aspired that as a child. Even when I got into music, I never thought that I’ve to sing for so and so actor,” KK says. “It’s my passion to sing songs that has got me where I am today,” he adds. The 46-year-old doesn’t mind lending his voice to an “old character or a young one”. “Here is the film, this is the scenario and you fit the song. That’s how it works... not like I want to sing for a particular actor,” says KK. However, if there’s one actor that he regrets not singing for, KK says, “I missed out on singing for Aamir Khan. I had done the song Maa in Taare Zameen Par, and then I went out for a holiday. I was later told that a few changes had been made to the song and I had to work on it again. I said that I won’t be able to do it. Then the song was finally sung by Shankar Mahadevan. It’s okay. The song is beautiful. So technically, I did sing for him (Aamir). It’s just that it didn’t come out.” Unlike many singers, who often feature in the video of the songs they sing, KK wants his voice to stay mysterious. “If you just hear a song and don’t see (the singer), you can imagine and make your own stories. So, sometimes I feel that not being seen is better. I would rather have people listen to my voice and relate to it in whichever way they want to,” says the Alvida hitmaker.
I don’t want to restrict myself by being someone’s voice. I don’t want to be XYZ’s voice